The U.S. General Services Administration announced today the availability of a new online dashboard tracking historical information about Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC), including task-order data. The dashboard is designed to assist federal agencies with spending analysis, evaluation of past GWAC performance, and IT acquisition planning.

“Over the past several years we’ve received feedback from our federal agency customers and our small business partners indicating that they need access to GSA’s GWAC task-order data,” said GSA Federal Acquisition Service Acting Commissioner Mary A. Davie.

“The launch of this new GWAC dashboard is a direct response to their needs,” said Davie, by providing “access to business intelligence they can use to assess market opportunity, decide how best to allocate resources, and identify potential teaming partners for future projects.”

The interactive dashboard aggregates and consolidates all non-classified data on federal IT purchasing activity from 2004 to present through GSA’s Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts. The dashboard is actually a series of displays showing obligated sales and task order awards by agency over the past 10 years, and the option to select breakout details by agency, industry partner, and specific types of contracting vehicles, including for 8(a) STARS, Alliant, Alliant SB, and VETS.

The dashboard is expected to be updated daily with publicly available spending data displayed in easily understood lists, graphs, and charts.

The portal should be helpful to GSA’s industry partners, and specifically small businesses, by providing information to help make better informed strategic business decisions on their activity in the federal marketplace.

But it also should assist federal agencies in monitoring their use of GSA GWACs and responding to requests for data and preparing for executive briefings. The tool allows users to build customizable reports for download and dashboard data can be sorted by year, contract, federal agency, and industry partner, a GSA spokesperson said.